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Heritage Commercials - April 2005

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Dave's dodgy doodles complete with another of Jeff Colledge's stunning photographs.

Scottish veteran restored
Another brilliant feature by Alan Barnes on the restoration of a fire-ravaged Scottish Albion Clansman.

News & Reviews
Two pages packed with relevant heritage news.

Summer Events Guide
This is a must-have guide by Tony Hovland covering the months of June/July.

JB Schofield & Sons Ltd - Part I
This five-page feature, written by Mark Schofield, gives a fascinating insight into this long established Pennine scrap metal company.

Fire Appliances in miniature
Bob Clarke gives us another look behind-the-scenes at scratch-building model commercials, this time Fire Appliances.

Mobile smithy - NZ style
Roger Hamlin rang me from NZ saving, You've never seen anything like it - he w right, this Bedford is a family home, family transport and blacksmith's shop!

Reader's Letters
These just keep on getting better - keep 'em coming, they're superb.

Humber Box
This David Bowers' feature is packed with info and splendid pictures of this fabulous piece of British military history.

Long-Loads 50s style
You'll love this reminiscence by Ernie Whalley of a 90 plus foot long jib's journey through Lancashire - hilariously illustrated by Ivan Wilding.

Setting the standard
This little Standard Ten is liveried as a Ferguson tractor dealer's van - but the twist in this story is that it's up for grabs - see ADvintage.

On Location
Here at HC we like mixing our lorries with other forms of transport - take a look at this, you Scania and railway fans - it's brilliant.

Transport Manager Plus
This is a six-page feature telling the life-story of Jack Martin - more than just a Transport Manager, he led by example.

Ford Mobile Advert
Joe Costello owns a Norwegian Spruce plantation - what better way to advertise his Christmas trees than transporting them on his 1955 Ford Pick-up.

From our Archives
We've delved once more into the late Harry Harris's collection and at your request, bring you the low-down on the Ford Thames range.

Carnoustie Classics
The Sutherland brothers of Carnoustie presented their beautifully restored Albions and Ford to our Scottish reporter, Bob Weir - enjoy.

Driving Days
'Geordie Bob' Hunter was kind enough to send us his tales of life awheel. They're well worth a read - we loved 'em.

Caption Competition
The £100 Dennis Fire engine model has really spurred you lot on - the mail-bag was full of fun - go on ,see who's won and have a laugh at the same time.